|Zoe Oreck - 3-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Zoe Oreck, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Julie Wise Oreck (also interviewed in this collection) and a resident of New Orleans, was interviewed on July 3, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton. She describes her experience being displaced from her beloved home in the Uptown neighborhood to a hotel in Houston, her adjustments to a new, temporary life there, and her eventual return. She discusses how Katrina changed her world view on government, community, and spirituality, and describes Jewish social li...
Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Personal narratives; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Press coverage; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Political aspects; Jews Louisiana; JazzFest; Mardi Gras; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); Oreck family; Philanthropy; Temple Sinai (New Orleans; La.); Natural disasters; Reform Judaism; Bat mitzvah Anecdotes; University of Georgia; Galleria (Houston; Tex.); Levees; Lee; Spike; Racism Louisiana New Orleans; Jewish Community Center; SPCA; Teens for Green New Orleans; Isidore Newman School; Jewish Assimilation; Jewish social integration; Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton
|Carol Smokler - 13-Aug-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Carol Smokler, a psychologist and philanthropist who greatly contributed to the New Orleans relief effort, was interviewed by Jayne Guberman on August 13th, 2007. A long-time activist for Jewish causes, she has worked with Hillel, the Federation, UJC, the JCC and others, in addition to raising three children in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This interview focuses on her extensive work with the Emergency Relief Committee on Katrina aid, particularly their community partnerships and the decision-making p...
Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Anecdotes; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Political aspects; Bush; George W. (George Walker); 1946-; Philanthropy; Psychology; Hillel Foundation; Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston; Emergency response; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); White House Administrative Office (U.S.); Second Harvest (Organization); Sinai Temple (New Orleans; La.); Astrodome (Houston; Tex.); Post-traumatic stress disorder; Mitzvah Corps; Avi Chai Foundation; Tulane University; FEMA Emergency Management Institute; AEPi; YMCA; Mental health counseling; Rabbis; Bat mitzvah Anecdotes; CJF; Hillel Foundation; JCC; Soviet Union; Disaster relief; Chabad Lubavitch (Organization); Search and rescue operations; Angel Flight; Inc. (airlift relief group); National Organization for Jewish Family Services; Jewish Funders Network; MAZON (Jewish hunger relief organization)